Fort Bridger Rendezvous

Fort Bridger Rendezvous

Our Mission Statement: To promote, educate and re-live the history,culture and life ways of the fur trade era of the American West 1790-1840.

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Fort Bridger Rendezvous 2018

Gates open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. August 31 to September 3rd, 2018
Gate fees $5.00 per person 12 and up / Children 11 and under are Free

The Fort Bridger Mountain Man Rendezvous is a mountain man rendezvous in celebration of the Fur Trade Rendezvous Era that occurred in the Rocky Mountains between 1825-1840. It is one of the largest mountain man gatherings in the nation.

Fort Bridger Mountain Man Rendezvous, held annually the first weekend of September at Fort Bridger Wyoming, this Mountain Man Rendezvous is an experience your family will be sure to remember for years. Come and experience historic Fort Bridger at its best!

Admission for the general public is $5.00 for everyone 12 years and up. State regulations prohibit alcohol consumption. Dogs are welcome, however, please review the dog policy before bringing your dog(s) as violators will be fined. Remember you are on a State historic site which is under the direction of Wyoming State Parks Division.

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Authentic Dress:

Individuals who wish to be authentically dressed should adhere to the following guidelines:
NOTE: Authentic Dress is required for campers in the Primitive Camp and traders.

  • All visible clothing must pre-date 1840 for the Fort Bridger Mountain Man Rendezvous. These items include:
  1. Hats & Bonnets
  2. Shirts & Blouses
  3. Jackets & Coats
  4. Pants
  5. Dresses
  6. Shoes
  7. Blankets
  8. Jewelry
  9. Weapons (all kinds)
  • Women must be wearing period dresses, or a blouse and skirt.
  • Prescription glasses are acceptable. Sun glasses are not allowed.

If you have a questionable item, please contact the FBRA (Fort Bridger Rendezvous Association).

Click Here to meet the 2018 Bourgeios “Booshway” & Segundo


Meet the 2018 Fort Bridger Rendezvous Board

 

2018 Board Members / Park Superintendent

(Front Row Left – Right) Dottie Shell, Kim Hall, Heather Shell- Booshway, Shalayne Hunziker- Segundo, Nancy Turner – Secretary
(Second Row Left) – Right) Eugene Fowles- Chairman, Darin Peck, Monty Bullock, Jeff Malan
(Third Row Left) – Right) Mike Larsen, Dale Carpenter, Dave Turner, Mike Chatelain,
Chris Floyd- Park Superintendent, Ralph Mair – Not pictured

 

 


Booshways Corner

July 2018 Booshway Corner

July 2018 Booshway Corner

Over the past few years the Fort Bridger Rendezvous Associations membership has slightly declined.  This has become very common with most organizations of this type across the country.  The FBRA Board of Directors would like to thank our members for your continued support of this wonderful event.
 We would also like remind our members of a few perks that come with membership.  With your yearly dues you will receive the quarterly newsletter either by E -Mail or for our old schoolers US POST, which will keep you up to date on FBRA business.  An open invitation to our monthly board meetings, in which all the behind the scene planning happens.  Our general membership meetings held twice a year are the times where you as a member are encouraged to come, voice your thoughts and concerns pertaining to the rendezvous, and vote for changes that need to happen to keep our rendezvous alive and flourishing.   Board membership:  any member in good standing that has a strong interest may be eligible for open board of director positions.  Early set up, with your membership you are allowed as a trader or a primitive camper to beat the rush, set up on Wednesday prior to rendezvous. 
The FBRA Board would like to encourage our members to come out and get involved help us put on a best the rendezvous for the future generations.  Saturday, July 7, 2018 at 12:00 noon is the next meeting at Fort Bridger’s picnic bowery. We would love to see you there!